Sonata is free!

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tuckermc
KVRist
75 posts since 25 Feb, 2004

Post Sat Apr 07, 2007 2:49 pm

KVRians,

We're proud to announce that Sonata is now free! We have used many free soft synths and effects in the past, and considering that we are too busy to manage developing and selling additional plugins, we've decided to contribute a freebie to the great VST community from which we've all benefitted tremendously. Check out Sonata, and let us know how you like it. Also, feel free to post a link to a track that uses Sonata in our forum.

http://sohasound.com/sonata.php

Please also note that we're releasing an alpha version of Sonata that may have certain CPU benefits over the previous version, depending on your hardware. Let us know how this works for you.

Happy composing,

- Tucker @ SoHa Sound Design

ouroboros
KVRAF
7877 posts since 16 Apr, 2003 from -on the outside looking in

Post Sat Apr 07, 2007 2:58 pm

very cool Tucker!
I hope all is well with you guys :)

tuckermc
KVRist
75 posts since 25 Feb, 2004

Post Sat Apr 07, 2007 3:00 pm

Hey thanks Ouroboros. All's well (and really really busy!).

- Tucker

ouroboros
KVRAF
7877 posts since 16 Apr, 2003 from -on the outside looking in

Post Sat Apr 07, 2007 3:02 pm

good news :)

dreaddd
KVRAF
3436 posts since 29 Jun, 2004 from Venezia - Italy

Post Sat Apr 07, 2007 3:37 pm

whoa thanx...didnt check it when it came out but im always open to hear new sounds :)
very generous from you..i wish other devs released older synths as well as free products when discontinued or when realizing its ages they dont get update with bugfix (not your case the last option, just talking in general)..
as far as i remember atm VERY few, like you , HG Fortune and Dash Signature
thx ...im grabbing it :) as well as the good choice of banks you have on site :)
Peace
www (dot) dubadelica (dot) com
Food for woofers since 1996

liars&ashes
KVRian
1414 posts since 29 Feb, 2004

Post Sat Apr 07, 2007 3:47 pm

---Cool, this synth is pretty unique sounding, kind of additive meets physical modelling. Sorry to hear you're not going to be able to keep on it and all, but maybe someday Fugue will hear the light of day eh. Thanks for releasing Sonata meanwhile, everyone can at least experience the fruits of all the labor you did have time for this time a round. :)

Jeff

tuckermc
KVRist
75 posts since 25 Feb, 2004

Post Sat Apr 07, 2007 4:18 pm

Hey dreaddd and liars&ashes,

Glad to see the good reception, and yes, *do* check out the banks on our site. Some talented individuals from the KVR community created some really useful sounds that we've uploaded there. I spend a lot of time with those myself.

Thanks,

- Tucker

sohagrant
KVRer
3 posts since 27 Jul, 2004 from Austin, TX

Post Sat Apr 07, 2007 8:54 pm

Hi I'm Grant, the other half of SoHa Sound Design.

I'm excited to see more people get to use Sonata because I know there are a lot of sounds in there we haven't discovered yet.

My favorite settings are the "Delay Chambers" at the bottom left. You can significantly change the character of the sound with these and moving them just a tiny amount can pull out some interesting higher-harmonic characteristics. So I'd encourage everyone to try them out!
Grant
SoHa Sound Design http://www.sohasound.com

GreyLion
KVRAF
2939 posts since 21 May, 2004 from Deep in the Heart of Texas

Post Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:39 pm

Just a quick note of thanks to you guys for making this available to our community. I've d/l'ed both versions and the banks. Looking forward to taking them out for a spin this weekend.

tuckermc
KVRist
75 posts since 25 Feb, 2004

Post Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:42 pm

Hi Greylion,

Thanks! Let us know how the v1.1 works for you (and in what host, os, etc. would be helpful).

- Tucker

liars&ashes
KVRian
1414 posts since 29 Feb, 2004

Post Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:43 pm

----Hi Grant :) Sonata is a player's synth, and even though I'm not much of a player at all, it sure sounds more *natural* than most synths. Is there any chance at all, that a larger GUI and controls could be implemented someday ? Like maybe someone could ask that Vera lady who makes all the nice shiny Gui's for the SE crowd to make one for it or something. I just always wish the Gui for Sonata was about 25% bigger is all. Thanks again for releasing it anyways, just wondering aloud about the slightly larger Gui is all. :D

Jeff

ObsoleteAcc99
Banned
22486 posts since 5 Sep, 2001

Post Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:51 am

Thanks so much for the freebie Soha!

I will use V1.0 for now and wait for stable 1.1, ALPHA'S scare the pants off me, let alone betas:)

tuckermc
KVRist
75 posts since 25 Feb, 2004

Post Tue Apr 17, 2007 2:28 pm

Ok, ttoz, we'll let you know. I stay away from all non-stable releases too.
- Tucker

liars&ashes
KVRian
1414 posts since 29 Feb, 2004

Post Mon May 14, 2007 10:54 am

----Just a bump for a good sounding synth. I was dabbling with preset 6 (Starlight) last night, and it just sounded very nice. :)

Jeff

speccyteccy
KVRian
1259 posts since 25 Nov, 2003 from London

Post Mon May 14, 2007 11:53 am

Thanks for this - it's different!

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